Mandarin Chinese is the hardest language to whisper in, scientist reveals

Why do we whisper? Sometimes it’s to tell a secret, or lie, or simply because we don’t want to disturb other people.

But the technical process of how we whisper can actually be more difficult, depending on what language we’re doing it in.

When we whisper we only use our breath, rather than the vocal cords.

This is done by keeping the cords open while speaking, so they don’t vibrate and create sound.

When it comes to whispering, whatever your language, it’s not so difficult to do in terms of forming the words, research scientist Marc Ettlinger tells the question and answer website Quora.

The problems generally arise when we have to voice the language, especially when we rely on intonation for meaning.

Read more: The Independent

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